Best of Athens Private Tour: Ancient and Modern Times

Private & Custom Tours in Athens
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Tour description

Explore the best of Athens on a private tour. Admire the must-see masterpieces, discover tucked-away corners and get all the insights from your local host.

Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With a local private guide, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city.Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town.Head to your next stop where you’ll check the popular flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library.Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your private host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest district of the city also known as “Gods district”. Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems.Your local guide will lead you and your friends to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a true Greek island feel.Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and ask your private guides about the roles they played in Ancient Greece.Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle. End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye”.This is the plan:Meeting point: Start at the most well know square in MonastirakiStop 1: See where the latest alternative art and cultural exhibition is showcasedStop 2: Find hidden gems in the local flea makertStop 3: Walk towards the ancient AgoraStop 4: See the well preserved Hadrian's Library from AD 132Stop 5: Next stroll past the Roman Agora and see the Tower of WindsStop 6: Head up to Mars hill where you will see a spectacular panoramic view of AthensStop 7: Time to enjoy a traditional Greek frappe or coffeeStop 8: Enjoy the tranquil Anafiotika district with it's island feelingStop 9: Check out one of the most famous gates in Athens and the Temple of ZeusStop 10: Marvel at the magnificent Zappeion Hall and the National GardensStop 11: End your tour in front of the Parliament building

What's included

  • Admire Athens’ magnificent sights
  • Gain insight into Greek mythology
  • Explore a local flea market
  • Learn about Athens’ culture
  • Listen to the captivating myths
  • Delve into the Anafiotika quarter
  • Private guide
  • 1 non alcoholic drink

What's not included

  • Food and drinks